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Analysing the emission gap between pledged emission reductions under the Cancun agreements and the 2°C climate target

Since the climate negotiations in Copenhagen (2009), many countries have pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. These pledges were ‘anchored’ in the 2010 Cancún Agreements. Since the Cancún climate negotiations, developing countries have published new information about their business-as-usual emission projections . These – upward – projections have led to higher expected emission levels from the pledges, and have increased the emission gap towards achieving the 2 degree Celsius climate goal.